Chad Libby, MS, ATC, CSCS
Program Director of Athletic Training Education

B.S., Morningside College
M.S., Motor Control, Louisiana State University

What classes are you currently teaching?

  • AT 204, 304, 404 Clinical Athletic Training
  • AT 395 Therapeutic Exercise
  • AT 235 Clinical Examination of the Upper Extremity
  • AT 230 Clinical Examination of the Upper Extremity Lab
  • AT 505 Administration of Athletic Training
  • AT 895 Internship in Athletic Training

What activities or campus organizations are you actively involved with?
Faculty liaison for the student organization SpHCO, Sports Healthcare Organization

What makes Coe stand out from other schools?
For me the most interesting thing about Coe is the ability to provide a small college private education in one of the largest cities in Iowa. This creates more opportunities for students to acquire jobs after graduation.

What is your favorite class to teach and why?
My favorite class to teach at Coe is Administration of Athletic Training. This course is the final required athletic training course in the curriculum and presents unique challenges to the senior students. For one they get to experience creating their own athletic training facility and purchasing all the supplies for that facility. Secondly this is the course where they complete a senior research project. To be able to witness the students using all of their knowledge over the last 4 years into this one project is very rewarding.

Name your most memorable Coe program and what it meant to you.
Hunter "Patch" Adams, Gesundheit Institute, 2005. His message was easily identifiable for our athletic training students. He spoke with passion and challenged our students to think about themselves and the way they approach the treatment of patients.

What is your most memorable moment interacting with a Coe student?
My most memorable moments always happen during the beginning of the student's senior year. Seniors usually schedule times for advising, but the focus of that appointment switches from what classes to take to how am I going to reach the dream job. These meetings are extremely important to me and I value seeing the growth of that student.

What research or projects are you currently working on with Coe students?
Currently I have three senior research projects going on:

  1. Hydration levels in NCAA Division III athletes
  2. Dynamic vs. Static Hip Flexibility Stretching programs
  3. The Effects of Dynamic and Static Balance Programs on Functional Stability